CAAP: PH airports 100% ‘summer’ ready

March 31, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 376 views

IN anticipation of passenger influx this summer, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) assured the flying public its readiness and preparedness to accommodate passengers at its airports at any given time, authority reported.

In an information relayed by CAAP Spokesperson Eric Apolonio said the CAAP currently operates 83 airports in the country, while the following five airports are operated by separate authorites such as Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Clark International Airport (CIA), Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), Subic international Airport (SIA), and Caticlan Airport (CA).

Apolicio said out of 83 CAAP airports, 42 have commercial operations while 41 are municipal airports and do not operate commercial flights.

Construction is still ongoing in airports with night landing capabilities, which will aid in decongesting busy airports such as the NAIA and other international airports in provinces.

At present, the country has a total of 23 night-rated airports, allowing aircraft to take off and land even during nighttime.

Night-rated airports in the country are Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Clark International Airport Authority (CIAC), Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), Davao International Airport (DIA), Kalibo International Airport (KIA), and Laoag International Airport (LIA).

Night-rated airports since 2017 are Dumaguete Airport (Limited hours of operation upon request) (DA), Old Legazpi Airport (OLA), Roxas Airport (RA), and Caticlan Airport (Limited type of aircraft is allowed provided weather is visual meteorological condition) (CA).

2019 Night-rated airports were Panglao-Bohol Airport (PBA), Tuguegarao Airport (Special Operations on Take-off), Cotabato (Departure Only), and the 2020 night-rated airport – Naga Airport.

Night-rated airports since 2021 are Bicol International Airport (BIA), Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA), Zamboanga Airport (ZA), Bacolod-Silay Airport (BSA), Butuan Airport (BA), Iloilo International Airport (IIA), Laguindingan Airport (LA), Tacloban Airport )TA), and General Santos Airport (GSA).

While the following airports are set for night rating in 2022 onwards were Cauayan Airport (CA), Tuguegarao Airport (fully night rated), Dipolog Airport (DA), Pagadian Airport (PA), Ozamis Airport (OA), Calbayog Airport (CA), and Catbalogan Airport (CA).